Virtual Cookbook Tour: Perusing an Extraordinary Cookbook Collection w/Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Darra Goldstein
Zoom — The Great Big Jewish Food Fest
Join scholars Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Darra Goldstein as they wax poetic about cookbook during a voyeuristic look at their prized cookbook collections. Barbara has been collecting out of print treasures and books from overseas for decades. The two will pore over a few choice selections from Barbara’s impressive collection and Darra will share a few of her own favorites from her special collection, as well.
This event is co-produced with The Jewish Book Council
BARBARA KIRSHENBLATT-GIMBLETT is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University. Her books include Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage; Image before My Eyes: A Photographic History of Jewish Life in Poland, 1864 – 1939 (with Lucjan Dobroszycki); and They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust (with Mayer Kirshenblatt). She has contributed entries on Jewish cookbooks and Jewish food to the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Encyclopedia Judaica, and Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, and articles to Gastronomica. She received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She currently serves on Advisory Boards for Jewish museums in Vienna, Berlin, and Moscow, and advises on museum projects in Lithuania and Albania.
DARRA GOLDSTEIN is the Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and the lead scholar for YIVO’s online course “A Seat at the Table: A Journey into Jewish Food.” She is the author of six award-winning cookbooks, including The Georgian Feast (the 1994 IACP Julia Child Cookbook of the Year) and the recently published Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore, a New York Times best cookbook for Spring 2020. Darra serves as Series Editor of California Studies in Food and Culture (University of California Press) and has been honored as Distinguished Fellow in Food Studies at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, and as a Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She sits on the board of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and is a member of the advisory “Kitchen Cabinet” of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.